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September 20, 2021

Southeast Asia
Could the AUKUS Deal Strengthen Deterrence Against China—And Yet Come at a Real Cost to Australia?

AUKUS represents the death knell for strategic ambiguity in Australian foreign policy.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, dressed in a suit and purple tie, speaks into a microphone.

July 29, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

February 19, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: February 19, 2021

New activity from and against North Korean hackers; Russian hackers target French IT monitoring company; Cambodia adopts China-style internet firewall; Facebook blocks Australian news outlets; and Mo…

A person uses a smartphone to look at the Facebook page of Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen.

February 22, 2017

Immigration and Migration
Changes in Mexican Migration

A recent Pew Hispanic Center report highlights the rather steep declines in the number of Mexicans coming to the United States, as well as the rising numbers leaving for Mexico. Taken together, they …

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December 15, 2020

Elections and Voting
The 2020 Election by the Numbers

It’s almost over. Yesterday Electoral College electors convened virtually or in person in state capitals across the country to cast their votes. The result was what everyone expected, the election of…

An elector looks at his signed ballot for Joe Biden.

June 17, 2020

Cameroon
After the Death of Another Journalist, Cameroon Needs Outside Political Mediation

On August 2, 2019, journalist Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe—better known as Wazizi—was arrested and detained by government forces in Buea, Cameroon. This month, it was reported that he had died in government custody. International, AU, UN mediation is needed.

The silhouette of President Paul Biya, with some features visible, like the white color of his shirt, is in front of a gold, light colored wall with a streak of light running diagonal from right to left.

October 12, 2015

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Turkey. At War. With Itself.

In his famous and much-criticized 1993 Foreign Affairs article, “The Clash of Civilizations,” the late Samuel Huntington described Turkey as a “torn country.” For Huntington there is an irreconcilabl…

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February 22, 2017

Immigration and Migration
Mexicans and the U.S. Melting Pot

The integration (once called assimilation) of foreigners into the United States is a long-standing issue. Some fear that today’s immigrants aren’t integrating into U.S. culture and society as past wa…

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November 15, 2016

Egypt
Thinking About Culture and the Middle East

Can observers incorporate culture into their analyses of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy toward the region?

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January 9, 2014

Politics and Government
Turkey’s Democratic Mirage

This article was originally posted here on ForeignAffairs.com on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  In 1996, Ergun Ozbudun, a well-known and well-regarded Turkish academic, published an article in the Jour…

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